REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

In order to enroll with Elite Bartending School Nashville, potential students must be over the age of 18 and have a photo ID with their Date of Birth, along with official documentation of student’s academic record. This is required at the time of enrollment. Students must be able to understand basic English and have the ability to read the Catalog and Bar Handbook. As well, as operate minor appliances, and be able to perform basic mathematical equations used for measuring, pouring, and cash handling. Potential students are urged to sit in on a free class before enrolling to determine if they meet these requirements to determine their level of commitment. One of the following documents must be submitted upon admission:

1. An official transcript from the high school or other government body, such as a county school board;
2. An official high school equivalency transcript or GED score sheet from the appropriate issuing entity; or
3. An official military document indicating that the student completed high school such as an Enlisted Record Brief.

Official documentation is a statement of the student’s academic record received directly from the issuing institution or agency such as a transcript or score sheet. Paper transcripts printed on security sensitive paper that contains the issuing institution’s seal or signature of an official from the institution is acceptable admission documentation. Electronic transcripts or scores sheets not printed on security sensitive paper must include indicia that the transcript or score sheet was received directly from the issuing institution or agency such as accompanying email correspondence or the envelope.

Eligibility is determined by an applicant’s ability to obtain an “On-Premise Permit” (Server Permit) which is regulated by the Tennessee alcoholic beverage commission.

The following info is data collected from: www.tn.gov

An On-Premise Permit (Server Permit) allows any person to serve liquor, wine and high gravity beer at an establishment that holds an On-Premise Consumption License (Liquor By the Drink License). This permit is valid for five (5) years from the date of issue. You can apply for this permit using RLPS.

RESTRICTIONS TO OBTAINING AN On-Premise (Server Permit)
• An individual may not have a felony conviction for an offense that bears directly on the applicant’s fitness to practice competently, as determined by the commission.
• An individual may not have a conviction for any crime related to the sale of alcoholic beverages, beer, schedules 1 and 2 controlled substances, controlled substance analogues, or any sex related crime, or embezzlement within the previous eight (8) years • An individual may not have had an employee or server permit,
• or similar permit issued in a foreign jurisdiction revoked by an issuing authority within the previous five (5) years
• An individual may not have had any ownership interest in any wholesale, retail, liquor-by-the-drink, or beer license or permit revoked by the using authority within the previous eight (8) years
These restrictions can be found at: https://www.tn.gov/abc/permitting/server.html

If the institution knows the student has prior legal conviction that may prevent the student from obtaining licensure, the institution may admit the student after the student submits a signed, written statement acknowledging the student is or is likely to be ineligible for licensure.

At Elite Bartending School Nashville, students will test concoctions and alcoholic beverages that are created throughout the course.
This only applies to students over the age of 21. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol.

ENROLLMENT PERIODS

Enrollment periods for Elite Bartending School Nashville are on a Rolling basis and can be submitted during business hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 10 pm. Students may register until the day before the program’s start date.

Students may register only in person. Students may only enroll once they have reviewed and signed the transferability of credits, completed the pre-enrollment checklist, as well as the enrollment agreement.

*Late enrollment is not permitted

OBJECTIVE AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Elite Bartending School Nashville’s main objective and purpose is to give students and education in the skill of professional bartending. Elite Bartending School Nashville will help students to learn and understand the many aspects of bartending using a hands-on approach with a classroom setting that is set up much like the environment of a real bar. Elite Bartending School Nashville will provide students with the knowledge, standard tools, and necessary skills to work in any bar. Elite Bartending School Nashville’s provides job placement assistance once graduated.

TUITION

Tuition (40hrs classroom and instruction) $ 675.00
Materials $ 75.00

– Text Book ($60.00)
– Notecards and handouts ($5.00)
– Perishable items such as fruits, juices, mixers, garnishes ($10.00)
+__________
Total Program Cost $ 750.00 (Paid in Full)
The cost of tuition is guaranteed during the time of student’s enrollment

Enrollment refers to those students who have attended one (1) session of class or turned in one (1) assignment. Elite Bartending School Nashville can work out a payment plan that helps the student’s financial needs. If a payment plan is chosen, students will be required to keep a credit card on file. The balance owed is due by the end of the first week in order to continue to take the class and be eligible to graduate from Elite Bartending School Nashville. $750 is not a loan and must be paid in full. Students are responsible for tuition and materials. Materials are distributed before the beginning of the first day of class. No student aid, scholarships, or grants are offered at Elite Bartending School Nashville at this time.

STUDENT HANDBOOK

The student handbook is required for the class and must be brought to class every day. Every day the book will reference information needed for that day’s lessons. The handbook has many key terms and drink recipes that are essential for successful understanding and completion of the class. If a student forgets the handbook they may not share with another student. One time only, a student can borrow a “loaner” handbook from the school. This must be returned at the end of that class. If a student forgets their handbook more than once, it will be required to purchase another, or they will not be able to participate in that day’s lesson and will then have to make up the class. (Refer to dismissal policy) If the student is still unable to bring their original book or purchase another one after two days, the student will be dismissed from class per the attendance policy and issued a refund per the cancellation policy. Students may purchase additional handbooks for $50.00. Student handbooks are distributed before the start of the first day of class.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND POLICY

AUTHORIZATION AND REGULATION OF REGULARLY AUTHORIZED CHAPTER 1540-01-02 POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
The default refund policy is as follows:

(a) If a student withdraws from the institution on or before the first day of classes, or fails to begin classes, the refund shall equal the sum of all refundable fees paid and, if the student has institutional loans, forgiveness of the amounts owed by the student for the period of enrollment for which the student was charged, less an administrative fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00);
(b) A student who withdraws at any time is entitled to a full refund of any fee, regardless of whether the fee is included in tuition, paid to the institution for tangible goods or
services not delivered to or fully provided to the student;

(c) In addition to subparagraph (4)(b) of this rule, if after classes have commenced and
before expiration of ten percent (10%) of the period of enrollment for which the
student was charged, a student withdraws, drops out, is expelled, or otherwise fails to
attend classes, the refund shall equal seventy-five percent (75%) of all refundable
fees paid and, if the student has institutional loans, forgiveness of the loan amount in
excess of the twenty-five percent (25%) the student owes the institution, less
administrative fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00);

(d) In addition to subparagraph (4)(b) of this rule, if after expiration of ten percent (10%) of the period of enrollment for which the student was charged, and before expiration of
twenty-five percent (25%) of the period, a student withdraws, drops out, is expelled,
or otherwise fails to attend classes, the refund shall equal twenty-five percent (25%) of
all refundable fees paid and, if the student has institutional loans, forgiveness of the
loan amount in excess of the seventy-five percent (75%) the student owes the
institution, less administrative fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00);
or

(e) In addition to subparagraph (4)(b) of this rule, if after expiration of twenty-five percent
(25%) of the period of enrollment for which the student was charged, a student
withdraws, drops out, is expelled, or otherwise fails to attend classes, the student may
be deemed obligated for one hundred percent (100%) of the tuition and other fees
charged by the institution.

(f) For a student who cannot complete one or more classes because the institution
discontinued such a class during a period of enrollment for which the student was
charged, the institution shall refund the sum of all refundable fees paid and, if the
student has institutional loans, forgive the amounts owed by the student.

(5) When computing refunds pursuant to the default refund policy, the last day of attendance for a student shall be one of the following:
(a) The date on the expulsion notice if a student is expelled from the institution;
(b) The date the institution receives a written notice of withdrawal from a student;
(c) When no written notice of withdrawal is given, the institution shall use the last day of
attendance as the date of withdrawal; or
(d) The date the student fails to return from an approved leave of absence.

(6) Pursuant to Rule .15(4) of these rules, the reconciled account statement must indicate the
period of enrollment for which the student is being charged for each tuition charge. If the
institution does not maintain the requisite account statement or the reconciled account
statement does not clearly indicate the period of enrollment for which the student is being
charged., the institution shall be liable for all refundable fees paid by or on behalf of the
student.

The student can expect a refund within 30 days of the last determined date of attendance, based on policies.

If Elite Bartending School Nashville cancels an upcoming session, or changes the program’s dates, the student will be refunded the sum of all refundable fees paid. If the student wants to enroll at later date, they must execute a new enrollment agreement.
Elite Bartending School Nashville complies with Tennessee law in non-discrimination policies, and accommodations for applicants with disabilities under Federal Law.

The official date of termination is determined as the last date of attendance, by Cancellation and Refund Policy Section 5, as stated above.

TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS/CONTACT HOURS

Elite Bartending School Nashville is a special purpose institution. Elite Bartending School Nashville’s main objective and purpose is to give students an exceptional education in the skill of bartending and customer satisfaction. To provide Students with top Bartending Instruction and access to a private alumni forum, assisting students with quickly finding work in the area. “Students should be aware that transfer of credit is always the responsibility of the receiving institution. Whether or not credits transfer is solely up to the receiving institution. Any student interested in transferring credit hours should check with the receiving institution directly to determine to what extent, if any, credit hours can be transferred.” (Rule 1540-01-02-.11) Students should be aware that preexisting contact hours from a similar institution cannot be transferred to Elite Bartending School Nashville. Elite Bartending School Nashville’s contact hours are non-transferable. Elite Bartending School Nashville’s program length is 40 contact hours. 100% of the 40 hours (2-week full time program) must be fulfilled at Elite Bartending School Nashville, in order to earn a certificate upon completion from Elite Bartending School Nashville.

DEFINITION OF CLOCK/CONTACT HOURS

One Clock/Contact Hour constitutes 60 minutes of directed or supervised instruction and appropriate breaks.

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY

Students must attend 100% of the 40 contact hours required to complete the Bartending 1001 Course. The school uses an alpha numeric system. All classes that are outlined in the curriculum must be attended and followed by a written and practical exam on the last day of class. Interim reports are documented on students’ files and given to students at the 50% mark of the entire course (the first Thursday.) Interim reports are an average of the first two (2) written quizzes, and one (1) pouring quiz. Students are notified of quiz grades after each quiz and have access to the quiz grades in their student files throughout the course. Students will not be dismissed from the class based on low quiz grades. However, not having materials (workbook and notecards) daily, and missing more than two (2) classes without making up the hours within the enrollment agreement period, will be a cause for dismissal. A dismissed student will be refunded according to the refund policy.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

At the end of the second week of classes, students are given a written and practical final examination. A minimum of a 75% on each exam are required to graduate. Tests and quizzes are administered in a secure environment free of distractions. Five (5) quizzes and practice tests are given to students throughout the class to assist in studying. Each quiz is administered at the start of the class, beginning day three (3). Quizzes will draw ten (10) drinks from each of the five (5) drink lists. The quizzes will not affect the final examination grades. But, rather assist in studying and memorization throughout the course. The final exam is the last day of class. The written part of the final exam will be both multiple choice and fill in the blank. The written exam is based on information that students learned throughout the entire class. In addition to the written exam, there will also be a timed hands-on vigorous practical examination, testing the student’s knowledge of the drink lists, proper glassware, and correct pouring measurements. Students who are attentive, work hard during bar time, have perfect attendance, and score well on quizzes, should have no problem passing the final exam. Once all requirements needed to graduate are fulfilled, including attending all 40 hours of class, paying tuition, and passing all written and practical examinations, students will be given a diploma, and assistance by the school’s staff in job placement.

RETEST OPPORTUNITIES

If students do not pass the final examinations after the first try, they are permitted to take the final exam up to two (2) more times without charge, to attempt to fulfill the 75% required to pass. If the student fails to pass the final exam after three (3) attempts, the student will not receive a diploma per the requirements of graduation. Students must wait at least 1 week after failing the exams to take them again. Testing is done only on final exam days and must be scheduled and confirmed with the instructor Twenty-four (24) hours in advance.

ATTENDANCE POLICIES

Elite Bartending School Nashville enforces a strict attendance policy. In order to graduate, students must complete all forty (40) Contact hours of the class. Students must attend, or makeup 100% of all classes within the enrollment agreement period. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class each day and kept on the student’s file. Each day the student will learn many important aspects and fundamentals of bartending. The student handbook is required to be brought to each class. Every class must be attended. Elite Bartending School Nashville understands there are circumstances that may come up and makeup hours are available. Makeup hours will be available between morning and night classes. The circumstances under which a student will be unsatisfactory for their attendance is if the student misses more than two (2) days without making up the missed time in makeup hours between classes, within their enrollment agreement period. The student’s period of enrollment should not extend beyond the date stated in the enrollment agreement. If the student fails to makeup the class in hours, the student will not then complete 100% of the forty (40) hours in order to graduate. If a student is unable to follow the attendance policy, they will be dismissed, and must then refer to the re-admittance policy.

RE-ADMITTANCE POLICY

To graduate, students must attend 100% of the forty (40) hours of the two-week course, stated within their enrollment agreement period. Makeup hours will be available between morning and night classes. A student who fails to complete or makeup hours within their agreement, has the option to join the next available class (after re-enrolling.) Students who fail to follow the attendance policy, are permitted to re-enroll in a future class one (1) time at no extra charge. Any student that is re-admitted into another class must complete a new enrollment process and will be refunded appropriately based on the cancellation and refund policy.

STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISMISSAL POLICY

Causes for dismissal from Elite Bartending School Nashville includes the following:
1. Missing more than two (2) days in the course without planned makeup time within the enrollment agreement period;
2. Disruptive behavior that impacts the learning ability of other students, and or the teaching ability of the instructor; or
3. Illegal activity.

A dismissed student will be refunded according to the cancellations and refund policy.
The following guidelines are for Elite Bartending School Nashville regarding dismissal:
1. (a) Elite Bartending School Nashville requires 100% of the hours to made up before the final. The final examinations must be taken within the enrollment agreement period. Therefore, students who are not caught up by the day of final examinations, will be dismissed.
(b) If a student is unable to locate or replace their lost handbook, the student will not be able to participate in class. The student handbook holds all notes and recipes required to be utilized over the two (2) weeks.
2. (a) Elite Bartending School Nashville expects students to act and conduct themselves in a professional manner. Professional manner means non-disruptive, attentive, and participates. Disruptive behavior can lead to dismissal. Disruptive behavior is any behavior that is distracting to other students or hinders the teaching ability for the instructor and will not be tolerated.
(b) A disruptive student will receive a written warning, and written action plan to be discussed between the student and the instructor. The written action plan will entail a goal set for the student to not repeat the action causing the written warning. The second time the offense has been committed, after the warning and action plan have been established, the student will be dismissed from class.
3. Possession of drugs or alcohol, fighting, possession of weapons, theft of Elite Bartending School Nashville’s, or student’s property, and any other illegal activity will result in immediate expulsion, and are grounds for prosecution.
Elite Bartending School Nashville has no probation policies.

SMOKING POLICY

There is no smoking and/or vaping of any kind allowed inside the Elite Bartending School Nashville facility.

STUDENT ARCHIVES

Elite Bartending School Nashville keeps all examinations, student records and personal information confidential. These records are kept on file indefinitely and are available to students upon request.

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

Elite Bartending School Nashville’s tuition includes a lifetime membership. We have an open-door policy for Alumni during normal business hours at any one of the Elite Bartending School locations. Graduates are encouraged to come back after completing the course to sit in on a class, ask questions, touch up on skills behind the bar, attend workshops, and obtain assistance in job placement.

GRIEVANCE, APPEAL AND COMPLAINT POLICY

Disciplinary decisions may be appealed by submitting a clear and concise written statement containing all pertinent data and facts to the director of education. The appeal will be reviewed by the director, and the student will be notified of the decision within 30 days of the appeal. Students are encouraged to voice their grievances with school management by the means of the institution’s grievance procedure. Grievances/complaints can be submitted formally, or informally. Any informal complaints (e.g. in person or secondary source) will be documented by the institutional director. Formal grievances should be written in writing and submitted to the institutional director. The director will decide the best course of action, informing the student in writing of the decision within 30 days.

ELITE BARTENDING SCHOOL NASHVILLE
INSTITUTIONAL DIRECTOR
SIERRA GORDON
6339 CHARLOTTE PIKE #827
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37209
(615) 853-5338

The student may always contact THEC. “Any person claiming damage or loss as a result of any act or practice by this institution that may be a violation of the Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 20 or Rule Chapter 1520-01-02 may file a complaint with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Division of Postsecondary State Authorization.” The decision is final at an institutional level.

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION
404 JAMES ROBERTSON PARKWAY
SUITE 1900
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37243
(615) 741-5293

Questions/ Troubleshooting?
If you have any questions, please contact Sierra@elitebartendingschool.com or by phone (615) 853-5339